Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Indictment of a Failed Presidency:

IBD has an excellent in depth indictment of the Obama presidency.  It reads muchh like the Declaration of Independence an idictment of a failed government and governmental policies.
  1. Produced an anemic recovery.
  2. Created a large pool of unemployed.
  3. Vastly expanded the disability rolls.
  4. Created a food stamp nation.
  5. Massively increased regulations. .
  6. Hammered the middle class.
  7. Created business uncertainty.
  8. Not lived up to the promises of transparency.  .
  9. Increased the debt by 50%.
  10. Pushed ObamaCare.
  11. Driven up health care premiums.
  12. Left minorities worse off.
  13. Doubled down on the housing debacle.
  14. Exploded spending and the deficit.
  15. President Obama increased outlays to nearly 25% of GDP, a record.
  16. Watched college costs surge.
  17. Dragged his feet on free trade.
  18. Showed a lack of interest in his job.
  19. Killed the Keystone XL pipeline.
  20. All told, Obama has spent $86 billion on green stimulus, with nothing other than 50 bankrupt green companies to show for it — including Solyndra, First Solar and Ener1.
  21. Waged a war on coal.
  22. Limited oil and gas exploration.
  23. Doubled gasoline prices by restricting supply.
  24. Restricted drilling permits.
  25. Opposed fracking and other new technologies. 
  26. Scrapped or cut badly needed weapons systems. 
  27. Given away missile defense to appease Russia. 
  28. Downsized the military.
  29. Mishandled the "Arab Spring."
  30. Ignored the rise of China.
  31. Weakened ties with Israel.
  32. Worst of all, Iran now has enough uranium to make five nuclear bombs, and will soon do so.
  33. Shrunk our nuclear arsenal.
  34. Surrendered U.S. sovereignty.
  35. Fumbled the pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  36. Two-thirds of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have occurred since President Obama's surge.
  37. Lessened respect for the U.S. around the world. 
  38. Bailed out the auto industry and auto unions. 
  39. Singled out companies for politicized attacks. 
  40. Appointed unaccountable "czars."
  41. Done nothing about Fast and Furious gunrunning.
  42. Politicized the Justice Department.
  43. Scrapped our space program.
  44. Not defended Americans abroad.
  45. Rebooted rules that caused the subprime crisis. 
  46. Mainstreamed the radical Muslim agenda. .
  47. Pushed stimulus and TARP.

Read the whole thing.

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